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  1. reba

    Good pet health insurance?

    It's stressful enough even with the insurance. We don't buy car insurance hoping we get our money back because someone totals the car. Same with fire insurance for our homes. Damn! The house didn't burn down and now I've wasted all this money on premiums. What you're paying for with pet...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    Also got nearly $7,000 check from Embrace Pet Insurance in a week!!! Highly recommend.
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    Just an update. He's been doing OK, didn't get the cone off for three weeks and earned his freedom from the playpen a few days ago. I had a panic last night when I didn't think he was peeing so back in the playpen he went. Thank god he peed overnight!!! Slowly transitioning him back onto raw...
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    What's considered "normal" after a urinary block?

    My cat had this done last month - so I definitely get the expense and the stress. Two cases of the small can royal canin just set me back over $100. IMO in no way would I let the cat have dry food. Purina pro plan has urinary food and I would just water it down. What I am doing is slowly...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    He peed twice today and pooped. Seemed lethargic in the afternoon, but that may be the gabapetin. I got a clear look at his rear end and it actually looks pretty good. His rear end isn't so baboonish looking and it looks less red. I'll post some pics later. Also what is working great in...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    He’s passed out now, not in the bed though, he prefers the floor prob because of the cone. At least he stopped tyring to lick the incision it was constant for about an hour. I wish he wasn’t growly towards me but he was.
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    I only have one syringe of Buprenorphine but they said that’s because he’s been in the hospital for a week. Then I have a bottle of Gabapenton 100 Mg. And 3 bottles of clavamox.
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    Vet called two hours later and he had not peed. I figure this means he’s doomed and prepare for the worst - should I bring him home and try and bring him back in the morning to be put to sleep or just throw in the towel. So cry for half hour while driving to vet and I walk in and they said...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    Thanks. I just ordered the DMannose and cornsilk.
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    It’s 3:30 on Thursday. They thought he might be able to go home today, but he hadn’t peed since 2AM. So I call to make sure he peed and he hasn’t but they seem to think he can go home. I ask them to double check with the surgeon because you know, in 12 hours his bladder should be filling up...
  11. reba

    My Cat is dying please pray for him

    I am so very sorry but please remember you have allowed him to live a life that feels fair, just and much full of love.
  12. reba

    Seeking Feedback On Pu Surgery Related To Urethral Stricture.

    How did you know he was hyperthyroid? I honestly was hoping it would be longer. He's only 6. I wonder why it reduces their life expectancy so much. My sister's cats lived 20 years. I bottle fed these kittens so I wonder if that's why they aren't so robust. All have had IBD problems.
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    Seeking Feedback On Pu Surgery Related To Urethral Stricture.

    My cat had PU surgery last Friday. It's funny before you try and make a decision you see all the threads about how successful it was and when you're on the other side all I seem to find is the one's with problems. So it's nice to read Tommy's story. I tried to find out what the life...
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    My cat has a PU surgery in November

    My cat just had this surgery and he has been in the emergency hospital for a week. Surprised that they would even try and send a cat home the next day. My vet will not keep animals overnight and requires that they be transferred to the e-hospital. A word of warning about holistic vets - the...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    I bought his raw food that cured his IBD so he's definitely going back on that. I have joined the group on FB but I have a hard time navigating it. The first thing you see is that post about corn silk, but it doesn't say how to use it.
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    Thanks for the well-wishes. To be honest, I'm still not sure I made the right decision about the surgery and faced with the situation again I might make a different decision. Even if he recovers it's going to be a worry for the rest of his life. Plus I have 3 other cats so the only way I've...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    "I know there are different causes and different ways for getting blocked but just as an anectode, every cat I know who got blocked, two of which are in the family, got blocked after a stress. The ones in the family, after moving homes." I can definitely trace his blocking to eating more and...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    Today's update: I went to visit him last night and he still had his catheter in. He was less energetic at first but maybe that was because I woke him up. At any rate we had some dinner and lots of petting. The surgeon stopped in and told me they were going to take his catheter out the next...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    The lack of research is astounding. The way they’ve largely cured childhood cancer is by collecting data from every patient in the country (because obviously you can’t divide the kids into treatment/control groups.). They could do the same with cats to figure out the primary cause and which...
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    blocked third time need opinion asap

    My cat is doing well - he is bright and meowing at me when I walked in. He has a large cage in a special cat area at the hospital so he is not in with the dogs. His catheter is still in, but doesn’t seem to be bothering him much. He rolls on his side and makes biscuits while I pet him and you...
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